Brides of a Feather: 2012 Wedding Gowns with Plumage

For the bride who wants something exotic, a gown embellished with feathers is the way to go.  Long or short, slinky or princess-y, adding plumes to your dress is a sure way to turn heads! We love it! Take a look at these gorgeous gowns and let us know what you think of the feather trend! * * * Below: This gown mixes soft tulle with a vibrant skirt of ostrich feathers, silk flowers, and crystals. (Ines di Santo via Martha Stewart Weddings) Below: The skirt of this ball gown is … [Read more...]

Short Wedding Dresses for Summer 2011

I admit:  I don't totally get the short wedding dress trend. Getting married is just about the only time you'll ever have the chance to wear a long, gorgeous, poofy dress... with a train... and a veil down to your toes... why would you want to give that up?! I do understand that not everyone agrees with me. Obviously not everyone agrees with me, because there are quite a lot of short dresses making it onto the runways today! And some, I admit, are pretty darling.  So if you're got a beach … [Read more...]

Get Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Look

The world sat spellbound as Prince William wed his new princess Catherine Middleton (AKA Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge) and the bride's stunning dress got more than it's share of attention!  She did us all proud in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. The much-anticipated gown featured an ivory lace bodice with long sleeves and a satin skirt. We loved her choice, which was not only gorgeous, but regal, refined, and totally befitting a princess! Here's the recap, … [Read more...]

Wedding Dress Inspiration from Past Era’s

The rage today in wedding fashion is all about asserting your own style. But in doing so, many brides are finding inspiration in the page of yesterday's fashion magazines. As you may have noticed, terms like "classic" and "vintage" are hot in everything wedding-related. So when it comes to your wedding gown, taking a look back in time is a good place to start. Are you a fun-loving flapper from the 20's or an elegant lady of the 50's? Take a look at these gowns, each one reminiscent of one of … [Read more...]

Winter Wedding Gowns with Cover-up’s

Winter wedding dressing is all about layering. A gown that comes with a removable jacket, wrap, or cape will keep you cozy for your romantic outdoor portraits in the snow, which you can lay aside for your indoor reception. Fur, velvet, and silver detailing are all hot extras this winter season! A gown with sleeves is another cold-weather option. Sleeves are in, and a perfect way to protect yourself against the chill. More winter fashion perks include heavier fabrics such as luxurious silk … [Read more...]

Bridal Fashion 2011: Stunning Sheaths for Fall

Designers are coming out with some truly gorgeous bridal gowns this season, and the sheath seems to be a favorite among many. The shapely silhouette is elegant and timeless, and the gentle curves are flattering to just about about every woman.  But if you're looking for something daring and edgy, this is the style for you too- just try it in a clingy fabric with a plunging neckline! A sheath is anything but simple! These amazing gowns come strapless and with sleeves, in silk and lace, … [Read more...]

Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trends

During Bridal Fashion Week, top designers to show off their new lines, and give us a glimpse into what's hot in this season's wedding fashion. Here are some wedding dress trends you'll love! Look for them to hit your local bridal salon this spring. '50s Flair Bridal designers are loving belted gowns, high necklines, tulle skirts, and tea-length dresses. Dress by Anne Barge via the Knot. Tulle Tulle can be tricky to get right-- you want to look ethereal without feeling like a little … [Read more...]

Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

Martha Stewart Weddings presents 65 Ways to Trim Your Budget... and who's budget couldn't use a little trimming, right? Here are some of their best wedding planning tips. If you have any other great budget-slashing ideas, please add them in the comment section! Save on Alcohol Instead of providing a full bar, serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.  Another option is to limit alcoholic beverages to wine and beer, choices that will … [Read more...]

Black is Back… For the Bride!

Black is beautiful, trendy, and flattering. This is what many fashion forward brides are thinking, even as they contemplate their attire for the big day. Black dresses embellished with lace and pearls are an attractive choice, but those who do not dare go the whole way are simply adding touches of it, in the form of piping, embroidery, or long gloves, reports the Daily Mail. Not only is black an elegant and unique choice for a bridal gown, in these difficult times it's an economical choice, … [Read more...]

Your Most Flattering Wedding Gowns

The runway models below would look good in almost anything, but the rest of us may have a few teeny-tiny flaws that we'd like to disguise. Fortunately, says The Knot, a gown’s design can go a long way toward making every shape look great. Here are their 10 most flattering, pound-shedding wedding dresses, hot off the bridal runways. Pear Shaped: An A-line dress like this one, by Jim Hjelm, has a V-neckline, spaghetti straps, and a natural waist, so it highlights the tiniest part of your figure … [Read more...]